About Our Church

We believe the commands from Jesus stating “Loving God with all of our being and loving our neighbor as ourselves.”

Our Mission


We strive to devout ourselves to Jesus and worship him. By doing so, it spills over into how we see and treat other people. God’s love drives us to love and care for all. We desire to reach out to share the gospel to those locally as well as abroad. Because of what God has done for us in Jesus, we extend the same grace, compassion, mercy, forgiveness, and love to those around us.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind […]
Love your neighbor as yourself.” 

Matthew 22:37-39

Wesleyan Core Beliefs

Our core values and beliefs align with that of the Wesleyan Church, and are as follows:

Wesleyans believe in one God, who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and the Savior of all who put their faith in Him alone for eternal life. We believe that those who are made new in Christ are called to be holy in character and conduct, and can only live this way by being filled with the Lord’s Spirit. We believe in the Bible and its sufficiency to establish our faith and conduct. We believe God wills for people everywhere to know Him and be made new in Christ. We believe that the purpose of the Church is to worship God in spirit and in truth, and to reach a lost and fallen world with the gospel of Jesus Christ through its worship, witness, and loving deeds.

The following are terms descriptive of who Wesleyans are and why they do what they do. They describe the “soul of the Church”:

BIBLICAL AUTHORITY: The Bible is God’s holy Word. It uniquely and infallibly reveals God’s plan for His people and how to live out that plan, individually and corporately. Beliefs, practices, priorities, and our mission are to be anchored in clear biblical teachings.

CHRISTLIKENESS: Jesus Christ is the defining feature of God’s will and relationship with all humankind. In Christ is found both newness of life and the highest and clearest example for godliness. People made new in Christ find Him to be the source of faith, hope, and love in both the inner life and in our outward actions engaging a world desperate for hope and life.


DISCIPLE-MAKING: Making disciples is a clear mandate from Christ. This requires a strong missional focus on evangelism and training in spiritual growth and holy living. Done effectively, this will produce and promote growth and health in and among the churches.

LOCAL CHURCH CENTERED: The denomination exists to help local congregations grow and multiply, be more healthy, and more authentically reflect God’s plan. Local churches are the most fundamental and strategic points of evangelism and discipleship. The challenge of the denomination is to keep finding the best ways to serve, strengthen, and multiply congregations.

SERVANT LEADERSHIP: Wesleyans respect leadership that is placed over them, while realizing that the authority and effectiveness of spiritual leadership is not primarily bestowed, but earned, and is characterized by a loving and willing heart of obedience that serves God and mankind gladly. Wesleyans desire to be leaders in serving.

UNITY IN DIVERSITY: There is intrinsic value in every person. Biblical unity becomes all the more important and beautiful in the light of the wide-ranging differences in personalities, cultures, races, languages, talents, and perspectives. Finding unity and mutual love in Christ eliminates devaluation and deprivation of life to one another.
Learn more at: www.wesleyan.org

“…be made new in the attitude of your minds; and….. put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” Eph. 4:23-24  NIV

Pastoral Staff

Johnny Houser

Senior Pastor

cell: 704-913-5488
work: 704-483-0469
Email: jhouserjr@charter.net

I have been the pastor here at DWC for almost twenty years. God has richly blessed us here. We teach and preach from God’s Word and have seen many come to the saving knowledge of Jesus! We get excited when God transforms people to the image of Christ. We have had many come out of drug addiciton and other problems that keep us from being all we can be in this life! I enjoy helping people in and out of church! Our church is nothing fancy; we are just ordinary people serving a extraordinary God!

Jeffrey Teague

Assistant Pastor

Email jeffreyteague65@yahoo.com

As an outgoing person, Jeff never meets a stranger. His powerful testimony of God’s transforming grace can offer hope and guidance to those struggling with addiction. He assists with morning worship, including baptisms and communion, leads the Men’s Ministry monthly, and participates in the music and food ministries as needed. He has been a member since 2001 and joined our staff in 2008.  His wife and family serve in multiple roles in the church.

J.V. Allen

Assistant Pastor,
Pastoral Care, Chaplin

Email: jvallen@charter.net

Pastor J.V. Allen has had a long-running relationship with our church; he married the organist over 11 years and was an assistant here before taking the pastoral role at Boger City Wesleyan Church. He retired there several years ago and has come back “home”! He has a specialty in pastoral ministries and serves as a Chaplin at CMC Lincolnton.  He also responds to emergency situations with Lincoln County in a counseling role. He fills in here at the church with preaching and teaching. He is teaching the Thursday Morning Bible study at this time.